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"The Brush's Footmarks": Parents and Infants Painting Together in an Art Therapy Group

22 May 2016

The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 is relationships. To contribute BAAT are sharing free access articles which highlight the importance of relationships and describe how Art Therapy can help recovery for people affected by unhealthy relationships.

 

 

The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 is relationships. To contribute BAAT are sharing free access articles which highlight the importance of relationships and describe how Art Therapy can help recovery for people affected by unhealthy relationships.

 

 

(Photo Credit: Lex Bagust)

The Brush's Footmarks”: Parents and infants paint together in a small community art therapy group

This article shows how painting with each other draws the mother and child together emotionally and positively affects their relationship. It also reveals the importance of colour; the significance of containing mess and chaos; and the symbolic meaning of the paintings within the group.

The article describes how the creative, sensuous activity of painting experienced together by the mothers and young children promotes new and positive connections.

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To read more about Mental Health Awareness Week please click here

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